Southwest Cotton – From Blooming to Waiting to Plant – AgFax

🕔May 4, 2016The first cotton blooms were seen last week in Rio Grande Valley fields. That’s the good news! The bad news: white flies, spider mites, aphids and fleahoppers are showing up […]

Cotton – Southwest: Rain Would Help Prevent Some “Chunking Bolls” – AgFax

🕔Aug 26, 2015There’s plenty of defoliation talk – either happening or starting in a couple of weeks. Growers are chomping at the bit to get this season behind them.    The need […]

Cotton – Southwest: Calling All Sprayers, Hoes, Cultivators – AgFax

🕔Jul 15, 2015‘Oklahoma is OK!’ says the musical lyrics. And Randy Boman, OSU cotton specialist, agrees – “There’s no telling how much cotton we can make if we get a good rain […]

Cotton Southwest: Weather Delays Mean Fewer Planted Acres – AgFax

🕔May 27, 2015Weather delays are potentially taking out more cotton acres. Growers, who have already put down cotton-only preemergent products, are faced with limited crop alternatives.  Insects have been relatively light so […]

Cotton in Southwest – Beneficials Helping Late Season; Irrigation Wrappng Up – AgFax

🕔Sep 3, 2014Irrigation Termination?  Soil needs to be “wet enough to keep the plants alive so the harvest aides will work better,” advises Mark Kelley, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Cotton Specialist, Lubbock. […]

Cotton – Southwest Growers Seeing More Disease, Insects – AgFax

🕔Jul 30, 2014Verticillium wilt, fusarium, bacterial blight and root knot nematodes have arrived in some fields in the South Plains.  

Cotton in Southwest: Time for ‘Old School’ Weed Control – AgFax

🕔Jul 8, 2014Resistant weeds just won’t quit. Even the best control plans don’t seem to make much difference to volunteer cotton or resistant marestail. Chuck Wilbur, covering areas in the Southeastern Panhandle […]

Southwest Cotton Growers Dealing With Rain, Hail and Wind – AgFax

🕔Jun 18, 2014Can West Texas get too much rain on the cotton? Seriously? It’s not something anyone wants to admit. But, late replanting is a hot topic in some Panhandle and South […]

Cotton: Rain in Texas; Kansas and Oklahoma Could Use a Taste – AgFax

🕔May 21, 2014Forecasts for good rainfall potential have given Panhandle and South Plains growers some much needed confidence. But, seed germination in some dryland fields is at a critical point. Rain chances […]

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